Spanish government enforces stricter gambling compliance laws

Spain’s Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) has imposed stricter compliance measures when it comes to safeguarding gamblers in the country. 

The DGOJ has launched its second public consultation on the desired reforms outlined by the “Royal Decree on Responsible Gaming Environments”.

Endorsed by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs in March, Parliament approved a new Royal Decree to impose new compliance measures and safer gambling protections across Spain’s 17 autonomous communities.

Outlined as a key player protection, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs seeks to establish “a system of joint deposit limits for each player” – in which feedback is required from key stakeholders.

In its notice, the DGOJ emphasised that a new deposit limit system will only be applied to all online gambling operators and will form part of a new centralised monitoring system, tracking player activity across licensed operators. 

The DGOJ explained: “The system will track deposits made by a player across various operators where they have accounts. The goal is to prevent players from exceeding a designated deposit limit within a specified timeframe.”

As stands, the Spanish government seeks to impose a new player monitoring system by 2024, which will require all licensed operators to record and report ‘risk profiles’ on customers under the age of 25.